Gawler Week in Review
Fresh off collecting her 100th win for the year recently at Gawler, Nicole Price continued her excellent 2023 with another Gawler treble on the Wednesday card.
The first winner was Sweet Soul, who prevailed in the tightest of finishes over He’s No Diva with just a nose separating the duo in the finish. Sweet Soul was away only fairly from box one and settled in fourth among an even group around the back with He’s No Diva finding the lead around the home turn but Sweet Soul came wide and was able to just win in 23.11.
The second winner was Impulsive, who started as a short price favourite from box six in the grade five race. Impulsive found the lead down the back straight hitting the turn in front before holding off the fast-finishing Aston Arena to win by a length in 23.20.
The ever-consistent Pink Confetti completed the treble for Price making it win number 12 from start number 32 with an impressive six-length win from box one in 22.60 in the grade 4/5 over the 400m journey, which was the best of the day time.
Des Hockley also collected a double on the card beginning with Nicola Rose in the sixth race on the program with a nice win over the 531m journey. From box seven, Nicola Rose was able to get wide and enjoy clear space, working around the field down the back straight and opening up to win by three lengths in 31.07.
Speedy Princess completed the double for Hockley winning a bunch finish in race nine with just one length separating the first four in the race.
The impressive Cele made it back-to-back wins for trainer Neil Mann with a nice win from box eight over the 400m journey mustering to the lead out wide and while Baez Jinx closed through on the rails but Cele held on to win making it two wins and six placings from its eight career starts.
Cash On Delivery backed up its Gawler Sprint Classic victory with a win in the free for all beating several of the chasers who it took on in the Sprint Classic final.
Jumping from box six, an 8.48 first split saw Cash On Delivery spear to the lead and enjoy clearing un in front, pulling away to win by three and a half lengths in a best of the day time of 22.36. The victory improves Cash On Delivery’s record to 24 wins from 42 starts with eight seconds and five thirds as it continues to establish itself as a short-course racing star.
Ben Rawlings enjoyed a good day on Friday, collecting a treble which included Cup Of Tea taking out the maiden race in its second career start. Agent Four made it two winners with its 17th career win in start number 50. Rounding out the treble was Lauren’s Regret, who stopped the clock in 22.85 in taking out the grade six race from box four.
The Open race saw a small but red-hot field over the 531m trip which was taken out by Springvale Bray who won the race in 30.60. Jumping from box one, Springvale Bray was only third away but settled in second three lengths behind the leader Agent Nineteen. Springvale Bray was able to make ground down the back straight taking the lead on the home turn and winning by a length ahead of Agent Nineteen and Fiorano.